OCR eases HIPAA burdens for telehealth

By: Sarah Cronan Spurlock and Jennifer Henry Jackson In response to the unprecedented public health emergency presented by COVID-19, the Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights (OCR), responsible for enforcing the HIPAA Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification Rules, issued a notification of enforcement discretion for telehealth remote communications effective immediately. The


Passport Health Plan West Louisville Health & Well-Being Campus update

Passport Health Plan, a Medicaid plan serving approximately 300,000 members across the commonwealth of Kentucky, announced progress toward finalizing a developer for its Health & Well-Being Campus and its plan to launch a Medicaid Innovation Hub as part of the project. Several Developers Submit Proposals Passport completed the first stage of its two-part developer selection

Stites & Harbison Promotes Five Attorneys

Stites & Harbison, PLLC announced today that five attorneys have been promoted within the law firm effective January 2017.  The new Members (Partners) include: Amy Baker – Atlanta office – Real Estate & Banking Service Group Baker’s practice focuses primarily on commercial real estate transactions and secured lending.  Her practice includes the representation of national,


Corner Office: Meet Tom Miller, CEO of UofL Health

FAST FACTS Hometown: Birmingham, AlabamaFamily and pets: Wife, Mary; Daughters Laura and Shelly; Caring for two grand-dogs for my daughters. Hobbies: Avid golfer (single digit handicap) going to the beach, every sport, fishing, jet skiing and boating. Currently reading: “You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life,”

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Centerstone Kentucky Stabilization Units create better outcomes for people in crisis

By Shannon White In 1963, President John F. Kennedy signed The Community Mental Health Act that shifted funding and services from institutionalized settings to community-based behavioral health services. It helped people with mental illness who were “warehoused” in hospitals and institutions move back into their communities to seek treatment. However, one of the unfortunate trends